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I know I have a uti as I have had them before. The problem is I do not have insurance at the moment so I don't know what to do ?

I know I have a uti as I have had them before. The problem is I do not have insurance at the moment so I don't know what to do 
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Need prof care: I'm afraid you'll have to find a way to see a health professional. You'll need an antibiotic by prescription, and should not guess at which antibiotic will be best; with previous UTI's, the best one might be different than usual. Look into a community clinic or your local health department. In addition to treatment, they can help you find insurance, e.g. via the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). ...Read more

Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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I took a test at home for a uti...and it shows I have one, I don't have insurance. ..I was wondering what can I do to cure/treat it at home...

I took a test at home for a uti...and it shows I have one, I don't have insurance. ..I was wondering what can I do to cure/treat it at home...

Home UTI Treatment: While antibiotics are the best choice for UTI, many patients have had relief from Cystex Plus (available over the counter). Patients with UTI need to drink abundant water, urinate frequently to facilitate evacuation of infected urine and avoid irritants such as citrus and spicy food. If the symptoms persist more than a couple of days, patients need to have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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If I had a problem once, like uti, do I need to list that when applying for insurance?

If I had a problem once, like uti, do I need to list that when applying for insurance?

Unsure: I am not a fan of insurance companies. However, if you are applying for benefits, you should answer every question honestly. ...Read more

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I have frequent uti's every 3 months, with no health insurance. How can I reduce having them? I've tried everything!

I have frequent uti's every 3 months, with no health insurance. How can I reduce having them? I've tried everything!

Boost your immunity: Lowered immunity can cause frequent UTIs. Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day ("Now") and a good probiotic ("MegaFoods MegaFlora Plus") daily might help solve the problem since they both boost immunity. ...Read more

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I have a UTI but no insurance to get the medication.. But I have these UTI pills from the store and it helped me feel what better than before i'm scare?

I have a UTI but no insurance to get the medication.. But I have these UTI pills from the store and it helped me feel what better than before i'm scare?

See below: The over the counter medications can help symptoms but will not fix a true infection. Going to a take care clinic like walgreens should not be that expensive and would allow you to get an accurate diagnosis. Generic antibiotics are not that expensive and many are on walmarts $4 list. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a uti? I can't go to a hospital because I dont have insurance. I dont want to be hospitalized again.

What can I do if I have a uti? I can't go to a hospital because I dont have insurance. I dont want to be hospitalized again.

See your doctor: Unfortunately, untreated urinary tract infection can lead to potential short-term and long-term complications, including bacteremia, urethral stricture, chronic struvite kidney stones, pyelonephritis, sepsis, which can increase the overall cost of care many folds if not treated early. Depending on the organism and severity of infection, natural unsweetened cranberry juice may not be sufficient. ...Read more

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I've been having fainting symptoms through out the day what does that mean I don't know if it has to do with a UTI that I have that i no is very bad but i haven't been able to get fixed because I have no insurance or maybe can I be pregnant?

I've been having fainting symptoms through out the day what does that mean I don't know if it has to do with a UTI that I have that i no is very bad but i haven't been able to get fixed because I have no insurance or maybe can I be pregnant?

In : In early times before the development of pregnancy tests fainting was a symptom that lead to the consideration of pregnancy. Pregnancy tests are available nowadays in the supermarket and if you have any suspicion, get a test. This either confirms pregnancy or removes it and pregnancy associated complications from the decision making. For medical care, planned parent hood and community clinics offer free or low cost care in addition to family planning. ...Read more

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Hello, I am currently between health insurances and have a UTI. I need antibiotics but don't know how to get them. I am in a lot of pain.

Hello, I am currently between health insurances and have a UTI.  I need antibiotics but don't know how to get them.  I am in a lot of pain.

Healthtap concierge: Try Healthtap concierge, that is the premium service where you can chat (text or video call) one on one with a US license doctor and get prescription sent directly to your pharmacy. ...Read more

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How much is amoxicillin without insurance? For uti

How much is amoxicillin without insurance? For uti

Wrong antibiotic: Amoxicillin has a very low rate of success for empiric use in uti, due to extensive resistance. You would need a doctor's prescription for it anyways, and no competent doctor would write a prescription willy-nilly without an exam (it is not legal). See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more